CLAY

American Surname Summary Data for CLAY

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 46,264 677 0.017 172
United States (1880 census) 12,589 469 0.025 252
Change since 1880 +33675 -208 -0.008 -80
Other Countries
Australia 1,037 1591 0.006 63
United Kingdom 7,048 890 0.015 153

Top States for CLAY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 4,329 613 0.021 208
Ohio 2,883 440 0.025 254
California 2,819 1240 0.008 83
Georgia 2,602 409 0.032 318
Florida 2,188 989 0.014 137
Top States for CLAY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 1,156 208 0.064 639
Mississippi 1,669 252 0.059 587
Alabama 1,638 468 0.037 368
Arkansas 961 365 0.036 359
Louisiana 1,450 455 0.032 324

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called CLAY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CLAY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CLAY in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CLAY by picking someone at random in West Virginia than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLAY.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

COLLEY
CAUSLEY
CALL
CALLAWAY
COWGILL
CRAY
COWELL
CALLOW
CALLOWAY
COWLEY
CAWLEY
COOKSLEY
CALWAY
COOL
CALEY
COOLEY
CASWELL
CASSELL
CASLEY
COGSWELL
COLEY
CASEWELL
CLAY
COAKLEY
CULLEY
COLWELL
CLEAL
CECIL
CULL
SLAY
CHELL
COKELY
CAUL
CLARY
CAGLE
CAULEY
COLE
CALE
CLOW
BLAY
COCKLEY
COLL
COLLE
COLELLO
COLELLA
COLLA
COELHO
CLY
CHAGOLLA
CLAS

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of CLAY that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

CALY CLYA LCAY CLA CLAA CLAYA CLAYE CLAYI CLAYO